Happy Wednesday!

Always looking for inspiration, I came across a picture of a card in an old crafting book.  Naturally this wasn’t the card, but the card inspired me to create a background with stamped images and add color to only a few.

Today’s Stampin’ Story

Once I had my inspiration, I went to my Honeybee Home stamp set.  It seemed to have the longer images I wanted to use and there was a bonus for me.  The matching Honeybee Blooms Dies were perfect for an accent.  I’m using this card as a “thank you” to one of my customers. I thought this sentiment in the stamp set was perfect.

A Design Tip

It’s important to take a look at the font and it’s line weight when choosing a sentiment for your card or project.  If you can use one of the sentiments included in a stamp set, it will be fine, but if you are mixing stamps from other sets, pay attention to the font.  For example, if I chose a thicker, block font sentiment for this card, it wouldn’t work.

Today’s Card Bits & Pieces

  • Cut a Basic White standard A-2 tent fold card base 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ and score at 4 1/4″.
  • I used an Evening Evergreen mat layer to frame my top layer.  This measures 4″ x 5 1/4″.
  • My top Basic White card layer is 3 3/4″ x 5″.
  • The Basic White sentiment strip is 3 1/4″ x 3/4″.
  • The Evening Evergreen strip under the sentiment is 1/2″ x 3 1/4″. It’s slightly offset to the right to help give the sentiment strip some dimension which makes it pop.
  • With Sahara Sand ink and the long lily stamp from the Honeybee Home stamp set, I stamped three images fron the right side of the layer toward the center.
  • With the shorter floral stamp, I stamped two images from right to left.
  • I added some color to some of the stamped images with Blends.
  • The die cut stems from the matching Honeybee Blooms Dies were perfect to bring some interest to the subtle palette I created.
  • The little bee is stamped with Sahara Sand ink, die cut with the matching die and attached with a Mini Dimensional.
  • For some sparkle, I added a few 2021-2023 In Color Basic Jewels.  Love them!

So, cut a few layers, stamp some images, add a little color and some sparkle and create something nice!

…the only limitation is your imagination!


Today’s Card Product Details



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